PS, you'll meet so many cool folks while you're down there. Just make a deal with yourself to take you're mind off of "her" the moment you start reminiscing. I know it's hard but it can be done and TIME is the only real thing that will cure a heartache (I was joking about hooking up).
Glad the reschedule of the travel has ended up working in your favor. Things happen for a reason!
I cancelled the itinerary. Not coming to SP next week Trust me, I'm sad that I'm not going, but after thinking about it more, the break-up is still too raw/recent and there would be waaaaay too many things to remind me of the ex while down there.
Now, would I have some good times down there? You betcha. But I can gaurantee that I'd have some pretty depressing moments too, for sure. The problem lies in that I can't even begin to quantify how much I will feel either of those emotions... happy or depressed. Not until I step onto the island will I know. The risk ($$$) is simply too high is all. Hey, if it were going to Chicago, that'd be a different story.
With all that said, I WILL be back down there. Absolutely NO doubt about it. I fell in love w/the place immediately. Part of my heart is still in SP. I just need to heal a bit longer... and keep my eye on fare specials.
Personally - I would have gone, I'd want to get over all the possible painful things FAST so I could get on with life. We have all been through a break up and they are no fun, I am sorry your spectacular relationship is not spectacular anymore but San Pedro is spectacular!!!! I do wish you well in healing your heart. I am sorry to hear you cancelled, If I could I be there tomorrow (or today) I would be - but I have to stay home and clean my house from getting new tile laid this week. Book for November - I hear the crowd that is going is A LOT of FUN!!
PS, go in November. There will be WAY to many of us crazies around to even LET you think about anything REMOTELY unpleasant!
Hang in, it gets better with time (but so does a fine wine, cheese and that mold ring growing around my bathtub....) Sorry just had to throw that last bit in....
When in November? Please let me know and I will try to make it there. By then, I will most assuredly be sufficiently healed to step foot back onto the island.
Wanna know what made me cancel the reservation this afternoon? I was excited about going back (but still admittedly a bit scared of what I'd feel). So, I hopped onto youtube to check out some of the videos again, yay! The first one I pull up- Someone filming the reef... now get this... from the EXACT room that the ex and I stayed in at the Spindrift. The EXACT effing room. It hit me in the gut, BIG TIME. I don't cry mch, but I nearly broke down. If I felt like this simply watching it on youtube, I couldn't imagine what I'd feel like seeing it in person.
About 1:20 into the video.
Our exact effing room. From the 3rd floor between those two palm trees. From that exact balcony, I can still vividly picture the local kids playing volleyball beneath the balcony, JD at the Pier Lounge (God rest his soul), Rebecca sitting at her usual spot overseeing the Tacklebox, Choc readying his li'l yellow boat for the day's fishing, the side entrance to Estel's, the reef in the distance, and me, Belikin beer in hand, singing Three Little Birds w/Larry the Lyrical King on the deck of the Pier Lounge (I have a picture of that taken by the ex from the balcony, btw).
My message to each of you? Don't watch youtube. Coincidences, for the worse, CAN happen.
As an aside, this realtor filmed from two different spots. Only the part from 1:20 to about 1:40 are from the Spindrift... the rest from elsewhere.
Oh, and sweetjane... like your video. I've always liked that one and revisit it every now and again!
Bless your heart PSU ! November isn't too far away and by what I am reading I think "the crowd" is all going the third week. I am sure someone will respond with the proper dates. You can make a new you tube video!